Xiaomi India's MD hands over offline retail biz to COO; to focus on new areas
Xiaomi India's Managing Director Manu Kumar Jain would play a key role in deciding the Chinese electronic company's entry into newer global markets and product categories, while Chief Operating Officer Muralikrishnan B will helm the offline expansion.
Samsung Galaxy S20 likely to have 6.7-inch screen, sport a microSD card slot
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Global semiconductor revenue declined 11.9% in 2019: Gartner
Worldwide semiconductor revenue totalled USD 418.3 billion in 2019, down 11.9 per cent from the previous calendar year, according to preliminary results by Gartner, Inc.
Xiaomi, Samsung to bring parity to online and offline launches
These two companies have communicated to retailers Monday after the All India Mobile Retailers Association (AIMRA) said last week that unless the manufacturers maintained parity, retailers across the country would sell at online prices and recover the shortfall from the brands. The communication also included a boycott ultimatum.
Govt may unveil Rs 36 K-cr plan to get more phones made in India
Indian Cellular & Electronics Association, which has Apple, Foxconn, Xiaomi and Flextronics among its members, has flagged subsidy for machinery & equipment, cost of power, incentive for supporting industry, labour subsidy, logistics and reduction of land rentals as other disabilities India faces in comparison to rivals such as Vietnam.
Offline traders warn of Xiaomi, Samsung boycott over online discounting
Retailers have been relentlessly campaigning against exclusive deals, cashback offers, etc, by the two.
6 game-changing smartphones of 2019
The year 2019 saw the launch of many smartphones. However, there were some of these which were game-changers and paved the way for the next generation of smartphones. ET Wealth rounds up the top six among these.
Samsung’s premium focus could mean exit for many employees
The company hints at realignment of resources as it moves from entry-level phones and televisions. It has faced intense competition from Xiaomi, OnePlus, Vivo, Realme and Oppo in driving sales growth in India, where the Chinese brands continue to dominate the price-sensitive end of the consumer electronics market.
Phone? Discount days may not be far off
Xiaomi, Realme and Samsung, which play both in the online and offline space, haven’t been able to clear inventory of old models in the October-December quarter while they continue launching new devices, industry watchers said. They added that Vivo and Oppo, who play mainly in the offline segment, also face similar issues but to a lesser extent.
Two senior Samsung India executives resign
Senior vice presidents, Ranjivjit Singh who was heading mobile phone marketing and Sukesh Jain who was leading the enterprise business, have quit, two senior industry executives said. The exits come at a time when Samsung has been facing competition from the Chinese brigade led by Xiaomi and BBK Group’s four brands - OnePlus, Oppo, Vivo and Realme.
Samsung unveils Galaxy S10 Lite, Note10 Lite smartphones
These budget versions of Samsung's flagship phones of 2019 pack key premium features such as the latest camera technology, signature S Pen, immersive display and a long-lasting battery. The Galaxy S10 Lite and Galaxy Note10 Lite offer edge-to-edge Infinity-O displays. With a 6.7-inch screen size, the display is designed to provide an expansive and immersive experience.
Mobile phone retailers threaten brands of boycott unless online discounting is stopped
Cellphone retailers under the umbrella of their apex national body, All India Mobile Retailers Association (AIMRA) has informed brands like Xiaomi, Samsung and OnePlus that unless online discounting is controlled, retailers will deduct the difference and sell at online prices and may even consider boycotting the brand altogether.
OnePlus to turn India its global R&D hub
OnePlus India general manager Vikas Agarwal said OnePlus is investing around Rs 1,000 crore in its R&D facility which is operational in Hyderabad. The company at present has 400 people in the Indian operation which will go up to 1500 people over the next three years. OnePlus at present has 30 brand stores in India in 15 cities.
It's raining tech: Samsung to unveil new foldable phone & flagship S model on Feb 11
In a teaser image, Samsung hinted at two phones - one shaped like a square and another with a rectangular form.
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